The King James Bible Corrector
by Ronald W Robey
(October 08, 2018)
 
The last church body I was a member of was an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. At least 98% of the sermons preached at that little fellowship were in agreement with the word of God.
 
However, the Pastor and Sunday School Teachers did something that I absolutely hated (note that I said I hated what they did, and not that I hated them) …though they preached and taught from the King James Bible, they often demonstrated that they believed that the King James Bible had errors in it and that it needed to be corrected.
 
I believe they were solid in their teaching of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe they were sound in the doctrine of Salvation by Grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. However, when it came to the doctrine of God’s commanded tithe, they would read the King James Bible and then depart from its truths to preach a tithe that is totally foreign to the pages of the King James Bible.
 
Allow me to share how the Independent Fundamental Baptist fellowship I was a member of for seven years corrected the King James Bible in their doctrine of tithing.
 
1. Leviticus 27:30-33 states that God’s tithe is to come from agricultural crops, flocks, and herds. The Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor would read these verses and then teach the congregation that God’s tithe is to be from monetary wages/income.
 
2. Leviticus 27:34 reveals that God gave the commands to the children of Israel. The Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor would read this verse and then teach that God commands Gentile Believers in Christ Jesus to tithe. (by the way, Psalm 147:19-20 teach that the commands that God gave to Israel were given to no other nation)
 
3. Numbers 18:21-23 teach that God’s tithe was to be given to the Levitic tribe of Israel because they have no inheritance among the children of Israel. The Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor would read these verses and then tell the congregation that they are to bring the tithe to the church and drop it in the offering plate.
 
4. Numbers 18:21-23 teaches that the congregation was not allowed to take God’s tithe to the House of God. The Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor would teach the congregation that God’s tithe was to be brought to the House of God.
 
5. Deuteronomy 14:22-23 teach that the one who had the tithe was to eat the tithe before the Lord in the place God chose to put His name. (we later find in 2 Chronicles 6:5-6) that Jerusalem is the place) The Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor would read Deuteronomy 14:22-23 and then teach that you cannot keep the tithe but must bring it to the church and give it to the church.
 
6. In Malachi 3:7-12, God is speaking through His prophet to the Priests of Israel. (for context, see Malachi 1:1,6-7; 2:1; 3:6-12) The Priests had departed from the Mosaic Law (v.7) and God wanted them to return. They had departed from the Law in that they removed the Levite’s portion, God’s tithe…from the storehouse. God wanted them to return to the Law and to return the stolen tithes to the storehouse.
 
The Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor would teach the congregation that if they don’t tithe to the local church they are members of, they are robbing God and under a curse. (they ignore Galatians 3:13 when they teach that the saved in Christ are cursed)
 
7. The tithe Malachi was speaking of was a tithe of the agricultural tithe that the Mosaic Law required. The Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor would teach the congregation that Malachi is speaking of a tithe of monetary income.
 
8. The storehouse in Malachi 3:10 is a three-tiered structure that is attached to the Temple in Jerusalem. (see 1 Kings 6) The Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor would teach the congregation that the church is the storehouse.
 
9. In Matthew 23:23 Jesus tells people under the Law that tithing of agricultural crops is to be done. The Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor would teach the congregation that Jesus said money is to be tithed.
 
When a King James Bible pastor, (not just those in the Independent Fundamental Baptist denomination) teaches that the elements of God’s tithe are to be monetary; that the givers of God’s tithe are to be Gentile Believers in Christ Jesus; that he is God’s Tithe Collection Representative; that the church is God’s Tithe Collection Agency; that God’s tithe is to be observed outside of the land of Canaan…
 
…that pastor is guilty of correcting the King James Bible.
 
Is your pastor a King James Bible corrector?